A Guide To Choosing Your Window Dressing

Choosing an appropriate window dressing for your room is a crucial part of your interior design process. From curtains to roller blinds to roman blinds and shutters, there is so much choice out there and it can be overwhelming. In light of this, we’ve created this handy guide to help you narrow down your choices and figure out what will work best in your home.

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One of the first things you need to do when choosing your window dressing is take notice of the amount of light that you get into the room currently. Will it get a lot of light in the morning or afternoon? Is it dingy all day? Or it extremely bright? Also don’t forget to think about it’s positioning – is it south facing? Is it north facing? These are going to be determining factors as to what kind of window dressing you’ll want. Why? Because you’ll want to govern how much light you want into this room and be able to control this. If we take a South Facing Living Room as an example. You’ll be getting a lot of light in this room, therefore you may want to consider a window dressing which you can easily draw closed in case afternoon sun is reflecting off the TV. In a case like this something like curtains or roller blinds would be a good option.

The next thing you’ll want to consider is your budget. You need to be realistic with yourself – if you’ve only got £120 to spend that’s going to rule out things like plantation shutters. In light of this, think of more affordable options like roller blinds or plastic venetian blinds or pre-measured eyelet curtains. Generally speaking roller blinds are the cheapest option.

Lastly, consider the type of look you want to achieve. Something like curtains offer a dramatic and grandiose look whereas venetian blinds are more understated and contemporary. Use the bones of your home, it’s structure and style to help you create a window dressing that’s suitable for your space.


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